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Martin Maier

Starry Nights in Portugal

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to dig in to some Michel star cooking near Lisbon. Guided by the acclaimed French Chef Antoine Westermann, the menu is executed and perfected by Chef Vincent Farges. The wine list is impressive and has great choices from all regions of Portugal (and also other parts of the world, if wanted), but the pleasure doesn't end there. But it's not just the wines, but the presence of award-winning Sommelier Inácio Loureiro makes dining a huge pleasure. The food is inspired by the French Nouvelle Cuisine and applies its finest techniques in the execution of any courses, although it is sometimes missing a more risky touch, at times, a more daring touch of Portuguese inspirations where it tends to be a bit conservative. However, you get a first class experience, great food, excellent service. I'm in!

Eating Stars